All Saints Anglican
142 Massey Road
Regina, SK, S4S 4M9
Although we primarily service and build pipe organs, we also service electronic organs. Since we have put digital stops into pipe organs, we also have the capability of creating an entirely digital specification. We had been servicing a Baldwin 645 organ for a few years at All Saints Anglican Church in Regina. The organ was developing more and more problems, sometimes bizarre intermittent problems. Rather than spend considerable money tracking these down, the church members opted to replace all the electronics in the console with a new digital synthesis system using the sound generation engine of Musicom, Ltd. In the process we eliminated some of the sub and super couplers and unused percussive stops and ‘Celestial Vibrato’ and were able to add 14 ranks to the organ bringing the total from 57 to 73 without adding any stop tabs (although quite a few had to be re-engraved). All the final voicing and finishing was done on site, although the initial setup of stops was done by the director of Musicom, Tony Koorlander.
The organ has 20 channels plus a Velodyne subwoofer channel for everything under 80 Hz. This is really telling on the 32’ stops where you can feel the floor vibrate up and down on low C of the 32’ Contra Bourdon. The organ also has full MIDI implementation, 256 levels of memory,99 position sequencer on every level of memory, a programmable crescendo and 2 tuttis on every level of memory, and a transposer. The sound generator uses 8 four channel sound cards with 24 bit data.
The dedication of the organ is scheduled for October, 2010. This is now one of the two largest organs in the province (the other 73 rank organ is Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Saskatoon).